Sat. Jan 29th, 2022

Satisfactory result

Saturday 20 July saw Josh take part in the 5th round of the Rok Cup Regional at Zwartkops. After a very promising practice day on the Friday Josh arrived at the track fired up and ready to go for the days racing. Qualifying didn’t work out the way Josh wanted. Ending up 7th on the grid after qualifying he was not happy but was only 0.3 of a second of pole but looking at where everyone had ended it was clear that not being in the tow of another kart was why Josh ended up where he was. Race 1 was a frustrating race for Josh as he had to fight slower karts holding him up the whole race but Josh never stopped charging ending race 1 in 5th position. Race 2 was probable the toughest and most frustrating race of the year for Josh. Starting 2nd for race 2 due to being 2nd fastest in race 1 if all went wrong at the start with Josh being forced wide in the first few corners and dropping a hand full of positions. Josh was then forced wide again and dropped to 10th from where he was only able to make up 1 position up to 9th because he would not be as forceful as his fellow competitors to get past rather settling to ultimately rather finish the race than be aggressive and crash out of the race. Race 3 was a total opposite of race 2 Josh started from 10th on the grid and went after the leaders like a man on a mission making up 6 positions with some very clever and tactical passes to cross the line 4th. when all the points was tallied up Josh ended 5th overall for the day not the result he was looking for but some very valuable points were secured on the day. Josh would like to thank his team RKT and mechanic Zane for all their hard work and for giving him the tools to be able to be competitive. Then he would also like to thank his family, friends and supporters for always being there to cheer him on. Next up for Josh will be the last Rok Cup National at the ultra fast and technical Idube Raceway in KZN. Idube is without a doubt the most scenic track in South Africa. We hope to see you all down at Idube on the weekend of 17th August.

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